Al Shabab vs. Al Nasr Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
23 February 2024, 08:46

In the 21st round of Saudi top division Al Shabab welcomes Al Nasr at Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Stadium for another exciting match between the two. Despite that both teams were active on the transfer market in the summer, Al Shabab did not make the full out of their new stars, placed 10th in the table. Al Nasr still has a gap of 9 points between them and the first-place Al Hilal and given that there is plenty of time left until the end of the season (13 rounds), they still regain hope for a title. The teams have already met twice this season, and both times Al Nasr won confidently - 4-0 in the league and 5-2 in the Saudi King’s Cup. 

Al Shabab vs. Al Nasr Preview 

Al Shabab Preview

Al Shabab was expected to set higher goals rather than being stuck in the middle of the table, placed closer to the relegation zone (6 points) than to the top-3 (16 points). Ivan Rakitic and Yannick Ferreiro-Carrasco are evidently not enough for building a cohesive team which brings consistent results on the championship distance. Al Shabab is feverish, combining loses, draws, and wins without signs of stability on which the team can maintain the positive results. In the last 10 rounds of the league, Al Shabab won 3 times, lost 4 times, and 3 times had a draw. Vitor Pereira places high hopes on the next season, while in this season, the team does not really have viable goals and motivation, besides not to drop into the relegation zone.

Al Nasr Preview

Al Nasr runs smoothly in the championship, having a streak of 5 consecutive wins. In between, the team proceeded to the next playoff round of AFC Champions League, confidently winning Al Fayha (1-0, 2-0) during the week. The 9-points gap from the leading Al Hilal still can be reduced given that 13 rounds are still left to play. All of the team leaders are in good shape and Luis Castro confirmed that Al Nasr will fight until the last round. The team goes to meet in a good mood, remembering the last clashes this season, where Al Nasr did not leave any chance in two matches played. Cristiano Ronaldo’s team is eager to have another confident win and extend their league winning streak to 6 consecutive matches.

Betting Tips for Al Shabab vs. Al Nasr

Al Nasr to Win

Al Nasr looks more coherent in this season, while Al Shabab already thinks about the next one, given that there are no goals left for this one. Al Nasr has already won two times against Al Shabab and there is a reason to expect another win for Cristiano Ronaldo and company. For this Al Shabab vs. Al Nasr prediction, Unibet gives 1.52.

Cristiano Ronaldo to Score at Any Time

Cristiano Ronaldo is the main contender for being on the scoresheet in every Al Nasr game and this one is no exception. Ronaldo is eager to get the best goalscorer award to his trophy cabinet and given that now the battle between him and Alexander Mitrovic is pretty thick (Ronaldo has 21 goals, while Mitrovic 19), he will do his best to score as many goals as possible. Al Shabab vs. Al Nasr odds for this outcome are 1.61, as defined by Unibet.

First to Score - Al Nasr

Al Nasr is well-known for the active start of the game which frequently results in the team opening the score. This match’s guests scored first in the last 4 out of their 5 matches. Both of the matches of these two in this season also went with the same scenario, with Al Nasr has opened the score in each of them. For this, Al Shabab vs. Al Nasr tip, Unibet gives 1.52.

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